Designer/ Product Reviews/ Fashion / 03 Nov, 2022

My Honest Review of the Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Bag


fashion blogger wearing marc fisher slouchy suede bootsThe holidays are quickly approaching and it’s one of the most popular times of the year to purchase designer bags. With that in mind, I’m excited to share my full review of the Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Hobo Bag! The bag first caught my attention when it hit the scene last year, gracing the arms of Hailey Beiber and countless global influencers on Instagram. I immediately fell in love with the clean, modern take on the the 90’s shoulder bag – and knew that it’d fill a hole in my current designer bag collection. Today, it seems that the Le 5 à 7 has become the It bag of the year, so I wanted to give you the full rundown on it before you put it on your holiday wish list.

Keep scrolling for my honest review of the Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 and my answers to the most frequently asked questions…


fashion blogger wearing the saint laurent le 5 a 7 handbag

What Can It Hold?

The Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Bag doesn’t seem to hold a lot at first glance, but for a small, hobo-style shoulder bag, you’d be surprised. It measures 9.75″W x 2.5″D x 6″H, and holds all I need for a date night or errand run. There is one main compartment with an interior zip pocket – super simple and straightforward. I usually carry my iPhone Pro Max, card holder, and small beauty essentials, like a lip balm. One thing to note is that the bag doesn’t have a zip closure. It stays open with a tab that goes over the top and a toggle closure. You’ll appreciate this if you love having quick access to your bag. 

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing schutz suede boots and a burberry scarf from saks

How Practical Is It?

As far as functionality goes, I love the sleek, fuss-free design, which makes it one of my favorite day to night bags. In fact, it’s been the one I reach for most for date nights. It’s just so elegant and makes any outfit feel more sophisticated. The bag holds just enough for an evening out and always looks beautiful on top of any table. You can find the Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 in a variety of colors, including a durable croc-embossed leather. I opted for the smooth black, which is somewhat delicate and scratches a little easier compared to other designer bags in my collection. But aside from that, the bag itself does hold up well and maintain its shape. Another major bonus is how light it is – you’ll never get tired of hauling it around.

fashion blogger wearing a black halter dress by alice + olivia from nordstrom

Is It A Trendy or Timeless Bag?

Bag styles obviously come and go – and every year will demand a different style. For 2022, the Le 5 à 7 is all the rage thanks to the resurgence of Y2K and 90’s trends. If your main concern is whether or not it’ll stand the test of time, my thoughts are that it will. If you opt for a classic neutral color, like black, the simple design is certainly one you can come back to time and time again. Plus, you can be sure it’ll retain its value with the iconic YSL stamp.

brunette fashion blogger wearing commando leggings and a brown good american blazer

Any Cons?

One thing to consider about this bag is that there is no zip closure as I mentioned above. If you’re traveling overseas, that might present some security concerns if you’re carrying credit cards and a passport. However, you should be fine as long as you’re being cautious of your surroundings. The shoulder strap is also pretty stiff, which is great for throwing over the shoulders, but it might be difficult to wear with bulky puffer and fur coats. Although these things don’t bother me, they’re worth thinking about if you travel a ton and live in city with harsh winters.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing faux leather pants from good american

Would I Buy It Again?

Overall, the Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 is an exquisite bag that I’d recommend to anyone. It’s understated yet elegant, which makes it the perfect companion for wherever the day takes you. Whether you wear it to work, happy hour or a special event, it’ll always look appropriate. You can’t beat its versatility and utility. I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.

xo, Maria

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